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A novel by Thackeray, published serially in Fraser's Magazine, 1839–40.

Thackeray took the outline of the story of the murderess Catherine Hayes from the Newgate Calendar, and deliberately made his novel as grim and sordid as possible, in reaction against the popular ‘Newgate novels’ of Bulwer‐Lytton, Ainsworth, and others.

Subjects: Literature.

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